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Anna F. Shallenberger
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About Me:
I possess the experience, energy & education your opportunity requires.

My passion for the work is exceptional, I find the vocation exciting.

If my combination of CI, KM, 6 Sigma & reference work in financial & professional services intrigues you -- I'd love to discuss this further!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any follow-on questions.

Thanks & Best Regards,
Anna F. Shallenberger
917.591.6732 fax

An experienced researcher, educator, author, blogger, strategist & consultant, Anna Shallenberger, aka the ClosetLibrarian, was recently recognized in Best of the Business Web & featured on SlideShare’s home page.

At SLA 2011 , Anna was a panelist for “Integrating with Sales & Marketing to Capture & Deliver Intelligence” & led an "Intelligence Café" discussion regarding Unique Information Sources & the Deep Web. She was also a spotlight panelist @ SLA 2010 & served as conference planner for the CI Division.

* Extensive expertise in consultative & professional services settings delivering research – from raw data to PowerPoint analyses.
¬- Skilled identifying subject matter experts & using social media. Established human intelligence networks.
- Experienced profiling/comparing Companies [clients/competitors/suppliers], industries, products, markets, trends, people…
-Designed Early Warning Systems drawn from both internal/external & human/digital sourcing.
-Teamed on internal valuations based on win-loss & other tools.
* Results-driven, customer-focused team leader who understands both the big picture & the details. Delivered actionable output.
* Demonstrated abilities to assess needs, develop processes, & build relationships necessary to execute effectively & successfully.
-Interact @ all personnel levels professionally, discretely, respecting their time. Led direct reports, matrixed teams & sub-contractor bench.
* Well-organized, effectively juggled multiple priorities & reprioritized as needed, flexible but not indecisive. Quality & quick turn-around.
* Experienced selecting/managing vendors, designed bill-back cost capture. Created portal for varied business units, roles & geographies.
* Initiated research ethics standards working with Legal Dept. Maintain confidentiality of all research methods/content as relevant.
* ALA-accredited MLS & BA Economics. Taught SLA's ClickU CI certificate Published Source Collection & moderated GE 6Sigma Sessions.
* Directed SLA CI division's 2010 conference planning & spoke alongside Jan Herring in a spotlight session.
* Speaking on June 2011 CI panel re serving Sales & Marketing & leading roundtable re mining unique & deep web sources.
* Info Today's Best of Business Web recently highlighted ClosetLibrarian twitter.
* Successful working both as an independent telecommuter & on-site team member.

Objective: A strategic role that leverages secondary, primary & humint research; content synthesis, analysis & presentation; creative problem solving skill; & project management & team/community building skills to:
-Nurture existing business & expand opportunities.
-Optimize available resources & implement process improvements.
-Deliver enhanced [comparative] understandings of markets/product, relevant trends, & competitors/customers/suppliers.
-Improve product management/development & existing customer relationships.
-Build approaches/methods that maximize proactive foresight within ethical standards.
-Generate efficiencies, innovation & higher profits.
-Also interested in teaching/training/mentoring
My Interest in Competitive Intelligence is:
varied. Interested in both the foundational and the applied. What really intrigues me is problem solving. I possess an unusual mix of skills and interests. While I am exceptionally goal oriented and can be very competitive -- I am above all things a team player and service focused.

Specialties: Market, Competitive & Human Intel; Secondary & Primary Research; Knowledge Management; Data Collection, Manipulation & Synthesis; Analytical Models; Strategic Planning; 6Sigma; Insights Presented /moderated trade association meetings. Published. Reader I don’t know said… "It speaks so eloquently ... I'd very much like to share it with (fellow professionals in my local trade group.)" Another conference attendee commented she was she glad stayed extra day, my panel best she saw...
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At 12:40pm on August 13, 2012, Carol Saxon said…

Thanks Anna.  I look forward to the discussions.

At 10:46am on August 13, 2012, Lora Bray said…

Hi Anna!  Thanks for the warm welcome and your very nice comments!  I look forward to working with you!  Lora

At 6:21am on August 13, 2012, Genie Tyburski said…


Thanks for the invitation. I'm looking forward to the discussions.


At 1:55am on August 8, 2012, Andrew Garrett said…

Dear Anna,

Many thanks for the invitation.  I am very pleased to be a friend and to view further connections in this SLA CI site.

Enjoy the Summer!

Best wishes



At 1:36pm on January 16, 2012, Sonia Isotov said…

Aloha Anna, I just found your friend request. Thank you for the invitation. I enjoy supporting CI projects and any research-based project that my clients need assistance on. Lightening the load for busy executives to spend time on more pressing matters. Enjoy the group, Sonia Isotov

At 7:19pm on June 17, 2011, Craig S. Fleisher said…
Hi Anna: It was terrific meeting up with you at SLA2011 in Philly. I enjoyed your comments during presentations/panels as well. I look forward to connecting more in the near future. Cheers, Craig
At 10:12am on September 17, 2010, Sarah L Warner said…
Thank you for the invitation.
At 8:31pm on June 27, 2010, Chris Hote said…
Anna, Thank you for the organization of SLA CI division meetings. I could not attend many but I did hear many good things about them and I read a lot of tweets on that subject also.
Too bad I could not listen much jazz in NOLA.
At 3:30pm on June 23, 2010, Arik Johnson said…
Hi Anna - great meeting you in New Orleans last week and excellent job with the CI Division events! I'll give you a call in a few days and we can catch up - what's best for you?

All the best,

- Arik



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